Recon Announces Partnership with Contour, Launches Camera Connectivity App

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 30 2012 - 11:41 AM

MOD Live for iPhone 4s will take advantage of Bluetooth Smart Ready Technology

Demo Camera Connectivity app at SIA (booth #423) or (ISPO A3 225)

VANCOUVER – January 26, 2012 – Recon Instruments, award winning innovator of Micro Optics Display (MOD) technology for action sport athletes, today launched the Camera Connectivity application for MOD Live and announced a partnership with Contour, leader in making it easy to capture and share epic moments with handsfree video. The company is also excited to confirm MOD Live compatibility with iPhone 4s and above versions, in time for the 2012/2013 snow season. MOD Live provides skiers and riders with a variety of instant information, like speed, location, jump analytics, temperature, altitude and more.

“The Camera Connectivity app transforms our display into a view finder, allowing skiers and riders to setup shots without taking off their goggles or gloves,” said Darcy Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer Recon Instruments. “We are thrilled to be launching with Contour and their Bluetooth enabled, high definition video cameras. We are equally excited to confirm the MOD Live will be compatible with iPhone 4s and beyond in time for winter 2012/2013.”

The new Camera Connectivity app is compatible with the Contour+ and ContourGPS hands-free HD cameras, using the cameras’ built-in Bluetooth capabilities and turns the MOD Live’s virtual 14 inch display into a viewfinder to showcase what the camera sees. The app will also allow users to start/stop recording and adjust camera settings in real-time, as well as monitor remaining battery life and available memory.

“Contour is excited to partner with Recon Instruments, expanding our connectivity offerings,” said Contour CEO, Marc Barros. “Building an ecosystem of compatible products such as MOD Live, makes it even easier for people to capture and share their epic moments which aligns with what we’re all about!”

The MOD Live currently ships with several industry first applications including: Jump, Buddy Tracking, Smartphone Connectivity, a Navigation app pre-loaded with the largest database of trail maps in the world, and Music Playlist Mode.

The official Contour Camera Connectivity app is available for download in coming weeks from

The Recon Instruments MOD Live is available for $399.99 at, and the Contour GPS and Contour+ hands-free HD cameras are available at for $299.99 and $499.99 respectively.

For additional information about Recon Instruments please visit or follow us at @Reconinstrument and
For additional information about Contour+ and ContourGPS cameras please visit, or follow us at @Contour_cam.

About Recon Instruments
Recon Instruments strives to innovate and lead direct-to-eye communications in any fast-paced environment, such as action sports. A multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates Micro Optics Display systems with state-of-the-art sensor and GPS technology, providing easy access to navigation, communication, and performance-based information. With offices in Vancouver and London, and boundless testing grounds on
Whistler and beyond, Recon Instruments is dedicated to advancing the performance, participation and ethos of sport. Trust your instruments.

About Contour
Contour designs award-winning, easy-to-use tools to help active people capture and share epic moments through video. With Contour’s hands-free cameras, accessories and apps, creating high-quality and sharable highlights is easy and starts with the touch of one button. For more information about Contour please